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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-11-2019, 08:33 PM
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False equivalence. Building a PC yourself can save you hundreds of dollars and overclocking doesn't really void the warranty any more. Hasn't done for a very long time now. I think 2010 for AMD and 2012 for Intel/nVidia. Rooting an Android phone does void the warranty and it doesn't save you any money.
Was mostly a joke but rooting the device doesn't really void your warranty any more than overclocking (AMD is void with PBO and Intel requires an upcharge btw).

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Yes, the first thing I want to do when I buy a nearly $1000 phone is to spend several hours rooting it and customizing it, while voiding warranty, to make it as usable as and slightly more secure as iOS is out the box.
If you're here oc'ing, building your own rigs or a Linux distro user you're already used to the concept of "warranty" not being a thing, being your own tech support, your own sysadmin, your own back up and seat of the pants'ing everything. There's a few OEM's that actually don't void warranty from rooting/mods, mostly because unlike the other companies they realize it's dumb and nonsensical since rooting/mods don't really take away from the integrity of the physical hardware that they produce and thus warranty, you'd be hard pressed to permanently damage a phone even by OC'ing it.

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Android phone does void the warranty and it doesn't save you any money.
It definitely can. Your average stock OEM Android phone becomes a slow sack of crap after a year or so due to all the bloatware updates and malware/spyware running by default on them that also typically increases on every update. If you never tinkered around with phones you have no idea how much crap is running behind the scenes on stock OEM phones. Running custom roms you have 3-4 year old hardware that's running basically pure Android blazing fast with the latest security patches pretty much the next day after they come out, even the best OEM's (besides Google on their own Pixel series) are usually a couple months behind on security patches.

Most people update their phones every year or two because they get all slow and bogged down thinking the solution is they need to update to the latest $1000 flagship again. Three to four year old phone hardware still has more than enough muscle if it isn't bogged down with crappy OEM flavors of Android. Having the latest security patches all the time isn't what I would call "slightly more secure".

For the record I don't mod my phone because I enjoy it, I would rather be doing a bunch of other things but I do it because I came to the logical conclusion that it was basically the only way to achieve security/privacy/control in the mobile world. Aside from running a dumb phone (even those aren't secure for other reasons) it's either Android or iOS. Both are bad, Android moreso than iOS by a long shot when stock but when modded you can regain basically 99% privacy/security. Until the dedicated Linux phones take off, basically modded Android users are really the only users that have any real security on mobile.

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Let alone the fact that you can enjoy different facets of life in different ways. I will modify my cars and mess with my computers, but I don't want to deal with messing with my phone.
I mod everything I touch, since forever. I was into cars for a while, did all that, I mod almost every single electronic device, crap I even "modded" myself when I was into weight lifting if you get my drift on that one. Nothing stays stock, not even myself.

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Keeping anything accessible but chump change on any system not at least air gapped is flirting with disaster.
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only thing i'd poke at is most folks replace phones due to battery decay. At least, this is how it goes with our mobile devices. The main complaint we get that triggers hardware replacement is battery death. this is in apple land though, so you can't do much about them slowly bricking via software based planned obsolescence.

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